Tuesday 21 September 2021

Away point 'something to build on'

Tonight's performance against Gillingham was in many respects an improvement, but Charlton could have made more of their early dominance.   Nigel Adkins thinks it gives them something to build on : https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/charlton-boss-nigel-adkins-gives-his-verdict-on-1-1-draw-at-gillingham/

In the first half Charlton counter attacked to good effect with Corey Blackett-Taylor catching the eye on the right wing.  He twice pulled the ball back for Conor Washington, but he was unable to convert from inside the box.

However, Elliot Lee made the Addicks' early pressure pay on 18 minutes when he latched on to a cross from Blackett-Taylor before producing a clinical finish to beat goalkeeper Jamie Cumming from inside the penalty area.

Steve Evans made a double change at the break to inspire his Gills team into life, and it did not take long for his troops to react.

Kyle Dempsey's shot on 56 minutes cannoned off the upright with defender Ben Purrington only able to put the loose ball through his own net from a yard out.

Chelsea loanee Cumming then made two stunning saves to deny both Josh Davison and Sam Lavelle, with substitute Danny Lloyd striking the post at the other end.

Both sides had to settle for a point each as Jayden Stockley wasted a glorious chance in added time for the visitors by heading over from a corner.

Charlton remain in the relegation positions, fourth from bottom.

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